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Forum: Vauxhall Chat 12-01-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Birdman
The positive to the starter solenoid that is...

The positive to the starter solenoid that is activated by the ignition?
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 07-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Birdman
Just use that engine. Early redtops are getting...

Just use that engine. Early redtops are getting hard to find and cost more. Getting 175 - 180 hp is cheap and really is a a DIY job,Carbs ( bike or 45's) . Dizzy from cavalier or H&H Ignition, Bogg...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 06-01-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Birdman
Engine looks to be late C20XE ( LAST Type) This...

Engine looks to be late C20XE ( LAST Type) This had the Ecotec plug cover but is not actually an ecotec. This was done on some to allow the engine to be used in a category of racing a bit longer. i...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 10-12-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Birdman
For Info: The early OBP units were very flimsy,...

For Info: The early OBP units were very flimsy, as stated by some mini users who sent them back. I believe they have made them a bit sturdier now, but have no proof. Maybe some people on here have...
Forum: Honda Builds 10-12-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,066
Posted By Birdman
Yep and looking good.:)

Yep and looking good.:)
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 25-11-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,523
Posted By Birdman
What effort? :confused: If that's effort then...

What effort? :confused: If that's effort then just give up now. Haven't you got watsons frame? So no tie bar bolts for you to worry about?
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 24-11-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,523
Posted By Birdman
Yes, but on a car that you built yourself it is...

Yes, but on a car that you built yourself it is good to regularly go around and check everything for tightness and play. Mini wasn't designed for these engines and gearboxes. Nearly all the tie rod...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 23-11-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,523
Posted By Birdman
Yes that is good practice, but if you use allen...

Yes that is good practice, but if you use allen head cap bolts you can't get the allen key in there with it assembled. Having to separate and damage the balljoint possibly just to release the tie...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 22-11-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By Birdman
Nova Upgraded struts?

Nova Upgraded struts?
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 18-11-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By Birdman
Nice one Kam. Think I'll order me one of those......

Nice one Kam. Think I'll order me one of those... :)
Forum: 16v Mini Videos 17-11-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Birdman
Good video again.. can't wait for the next...

Good video again.. can't wait for the next one..:D
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 14-11-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 48,312
Posted By Birdman
Fingers crossed.

Fingers crossed.
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 09-11-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 48,312
Posted By Birdman
I had the same thing with my XE. I also cranked...

I had the same thing with my XE. I also cranked it for a bit with same initial results. Then checked the pressure relief valve was not stuck etc. Then with some advice from SBD I went for a start and...
Forum: Rover Chat 12-10-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 657
Posted By Birdman
Are you using it in the correct direction of...

Are you using it in the correct direction of rotation? Some can be used either direction with their cooling fan others can't or may need cooling fan of different direction. Just guessing.
Forum: Honda Chat 09-10-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Birdman
Check CV joints are fully located into hub /...

Check CV joints are fully located into hub / bearings. Check for excessive neg camber. Get longer track rod ends.
Forum: Ebay Items 08-10-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Birdman
That brush with near death at the hands of Garv's...

That brush with near death at the hands of Garv's Halfrauds Gas cooker, made me think I need to get on an live... so I started buying stuff for a new mini project today.;) Top secret, so keep it...
Forum: Ebay Items 08-10-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Birdman
675 for roller rockers!!! I wish I had sold them...

675 for roller rockers!!! I wish I had sold them to him. More like 175:rolleyes:
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 05-10-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,796
Posted By Birdman
Yes I have done this. Its how I run 6 x 13...

Yes I have done this. Its how I run 6 x 13 Revolution original 4 spoke wheels with 185x 55 x 13 tyres and the skinniest arches that suit the car. Be aware though that the original revolutions use a...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 19-09-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,220
Posted By Birdman
Well, its one of the reasons I've hardly touched...

Well, its one of the reasons I've hardly touched the car this year. I have been thinking for sometime now to build something crazy, but that really it would have to be a track car. All I can say is...
Forum: Ebay Items 08-09-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Birdman
His chick might be a fatty?? :lol:

His chick might be a fatty?? :lol:
Forum: 16v Mini Videos 22-08-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Birdman
Really enjoyed that and video production was...

Really enjoyed that and video production was really good. Great stuff.
Forum: Wanted 18-08-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By Birdman
Standard Mini Wheel Brace

Standard Mini Wheel Brace. Anyone got one for sale? Just need the basic brace, no paddy hopkirk 4 way braces etc. Needed for my friends boat trailer which uses mini wheels and hubs.

Thanks.
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 02-08-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,117
Posted By Birdman
Twin adjustable for bump and rebound will give...

Twin adjustable for bump and rebound will give much better control. I thought GAZ or Spax just launched a new twin adjustable shock? Or buy decent ones second hand and have them serviced / rebuilt....
Forum: Rover Chat 26-07-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,048
Posted By Birdman
Miniwade has probably some of the most successful...

Miniwade has probably some of the most successful 1/4 mile runs using his watson / honda combo. I think his latest engine is circa 250hp. Not turboed, naturally aspirated. He does proper burnouts and...
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 03-07-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Birdman
I read about this recently and what you say is...

I read about this recently and what you say is true. YouTube costs more to host than revenue gained. I think Google own it. To be able to provide millions of on demand videos 24 /7 worldwide costs...
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